Jay-Z Raises $1 Million for Charity

blame it on Shake October 4, 2011

This past Thursday, Jay-Z held a carnival-themed fundraiser (fittingly titled Making The Ordinary Extraordinary) at New York’s Pier 54 for his Shawn Carter Foundation. With Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia, Questlove, Beyonce and more in attendance (and tickets priced at $1,000 each); the event was able to raise $1 million to help fund college scholarships for underprivileged kids. Hit the jump to check Jay’s thoughts and goals on his foundation.

And while I’m at it, big shouts to 50 Cent on his quest to serve 1 billion meals to kids in need as well. The world needs more things like this.